*NBA superstar LeBron James has teamed up with rap mogul Jay-Z and Sprite to launch a new program to rebuild playground basketball courts all over the United States.

“Rebuilding basketball courts, playgrounds, gyms and places for young people to play is one of my biggest priorities,” James told PopEater via e-mail.

Below: Jay-Z and LeBron talk about the initiative at groundbreaking cermonies for a gym at The Boys & Girls Club of L.A.